Video measurement: Star Wars, at what speed do the laser blasters shoot

Star Wars troopers use laser blasters to shot their enemies. We have learned that laser emits electromagnetic radiation. According to the theory rays shot from these blaster will travel at the speed of light. In other words: if you see the rays it means that you have been hit!

Still in the movie the heroes find a way to duck the rays. After all, they ARE Jedi’s!

Are we sure there is no Hollywood magic involved? Adam decides to do a video measurement to calculate the speed of the rays in Star Wars. Watch and be enlightened. (sorry, can’t help myself)

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